The Expansive Horizons of Antifascism: Interview With Editor Shane Burley

The following interview was originally published by The Institute for Anarchist Studies. Paul Messersmith-Glavin: Talk about what was going on in the world four or five years ago and what motivated you to put this collection together. Shane Burley: I think I first came up with the idea in 2018 when I was at a bar with Kim Kelly and Spencer Sunshine. It seemed like the time to start something like… Source Source / Read More: The Expansive Horizons of Antifascism: Interview With Editor Shane Burley

What’s the Problem With Taking State Power?

In 2002, in the midst of a wave of global resistance to corporate globalization that would produce major protests at trade meetings from Seattle to Genoa to Hong Kong, a book appeared that captured much of the spirit of the period’s activism. Written by John Holloway, an Irish-born political theorist who had long made his home in Mexico, it was entitled “Change the World Without Taking Power.” The volume, which argued that “the radical change that is so urgent cannot be brought about through the state,” made Holloway a prominent voice on the international left. A decade later, U.S.-born anthropologist…